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Rs. 110.00

A beautiful floral pattern gift wrapping paper made out of reusing/up-cycling newspaper and traditional printing techniques of India, Block printing. Block printing is a hand made the process of printing, which is energy-efficient and eco-friendly.

These are three colour prints in a variety of designs. These are averagely sized newspapers measuring 54 cm X 69 cm.

PRODUCT USE
These papers can be used in different ways according to ones need. These papers are a perfect design for gift wrapping. They also can be used as laminates instead of fresh machine-printed papers. They make beautiful wall decoration as well. These beautiful papers can themselves be a gift on their own to inspire and encourage the idea of up-cycling/re-using. Gift a Gift Wrapper

Rs. 95.00

A beautiful floral pattern gift wrapping paper made out of reusing/up-cycling newspaper and traditional printing techniques of India, Block printing. Block printing is a hand made the process of printing, which is energy-efficient and eco-friendly.

The art of re-using newspapers through the technique of traditional block printing of India. Block printing is one of the oldest forms of handcrafted printing. The process uses human energy extensively as a form of renewable energy source, which makes it energy efficient. And the use of Eco-friendly inks adds to the concept of a sustainable product line. These are two colour prints in a variety of designs. These are averagely sized newspapers measuring 54 cm X 69 cm.

PRODUCT USE
This product can be used in many ways according to ones need. These papers are a perfect design for gift wrapping. They also can be used as laminates instead of fresh fabrics or other materials. They make a beautiful framed wall decoration as well. These beautiful papers can themselves be a gift on their own to inspire and encourage the idea of up-cycling/re-using. Gift a Gift Wrapper

Hand stitched Multipurpose pouch - Upcycled tyre tube and VHS tape - The Second Life India Hand stitched Multipurpose pouch - Upcycled tyre tube and VHS tape - The Second Life India
small medium
Rs. 750.00

Sometimes one needs that odd size for their tools, nick-nacks or other creative supplies. These are for those times and to be organised and relaxed. These pouches are a unique combination of our own (invented) stitching process and will tickle the sustainable bone in you. 

 Materials Hand-cleaned Upcycled tyre tubes
Hand-stretched upcycled VHS (video) tapes
Metallic buttons
Process The VHS tape used as threads is first hand-stretched with proper tension to convert them into threads for stitching. Hand-cleaned tyre tubes are prepared with punching holes manually for sewing.
Then using a strip hand-cleaned upcycled tyre tube and VHS tape thread the pieces are hand-stitched to perfect shape. For finishing and closure, the final metallic button is added for an intriguing look.

** Please note that the texture and thickness of tyre tubes may vary based on available raw materials.
** Customisation is possible for orders above 50 pieces.

Paper mache bowls - Upcycled block printed newspaper - The Second Life India Paper mache bowls - Upcycled block printed newspaper - The Second Life India
s m
Rs. 180.00

These paper bowls handmade from waste newspaper and upcycled & block printed newspapers are a perfect fit for those coffee tables and side tables to carry dry items of all nature, such as keys, dry fruits, potpourri pouches, marbles, stones and small nicknacks. They can also be used as organisers while working on one's craft projects, children and adults alike. 

These are handmade by individuals with intellectual disability in collaboration with Diya Foundation, Bangalore. 

Materials Waste newspapers
Upcycled & block printed newspapers
Paper glue
Process

A mould is covered using waste newspaper strips dipped in glue. They are circularly layered over each other until the desired thickness is obtained.
Once done, they are left to dry. On drying a layer of block printed newspapers is applied and for final finishing, a coat of varnish is used to make it water-resistant.


** Please note that these bowls are made by hand and may have varied texture and finish. These are suitable for only dry items. 

Rs. 900.00

Is upcycling what you are keen on, then these ones are the best fit. These Coptic bound books are made of 100% upcycled materials and available in limited nos. The covers are made using waste boards and waste paper as cove jacket. 

Materials Upcycled boards covered with waste papers
Inner papers are leftover sheets from a bill book of years old
Bound with waste threads from production units
Process These books are hand-bound using waste board, waste papers and old bill book papers. The cover is printed using a simple alchemy symbol of planet earth and titled Mother
Dedicated to the planet earth which is supposed to be treated and respected as a mother. 
Page details

90 unruled pages of 100% upcycled papers and boards

100 GSM upcycled paper - Smooth texture


** These books are part of our limited edition range and are available for a limited no. 

Rs. 140.00

A beautiful floral pattern gift wrapping paper made out of reusing/up-cycling waste film posters and traditional printing techniques of India, Block printing. Block printing is a hand made the process of printing, which is energy-efficient and eco-friendly. These are single colour prints.

The art of re-using/upcycling waste film posters through the technique of traditional block printing of India. Block printing is one of the oldest forms of handcrafted printing. The process uses human energy extensively as a form of renewable energy source, which makes it energy efficient. And the use of Eco-friendly inks adds to the concept of a sustainable product line. These are two colour prints in a variety of designs. These are averagely sized newspapers measuring 94 cm X 66 cm.

PRODUCT USE
This product can be used in many ways according to ones need. These papers are a perfect design for gift wrapping. They also can be used as laminates instead of fresh fabrics or other materials. They make a beautiful framed wall decoration as well. These beautiful papers can themselves be a gift on their own to inspire and encourage the idea of up-cycling/re-using. Gift a Gift Wrapper

Mother Earth - Set of staple stitch booklet - The Second Life India Mother Earth - Set of staple stitch booklet - The Second Life India
a6is a5is
Rs. 240.00

A set of simple staple-bound books made using upcycled and recycled materials. A perfect fit for those day to day notes or scrapbooking needs. Available in A6 (pocket-friendly) and A5 sizes.

Materials Upcycled paper boards from the printing press
100% recycled paper
Process Screen printed wasteboard (250-270 GSM) covers
Prepared covers are staple bound with 100% recycled papers using a staple binding technique
Final cutting is done using a die punch

** Please note that the screen printed covers may vary based on the paper available.

Multipurpose pouches - Upcycled tyre tube and waste wood - The Second Life India Multipurpose pouches - Upcycled tyre tube and waste wood - The Second Life India
small wide medium wide large wide
Rs. 530.00

A new addition to our handmade, upcycled and recycled product range are these versatile pouches of different shape and sizes. Handmade using upcycled tyre tubes and upcycled waste wood. The diversity of size provides a choice for one’s need. One can use select a suitable size for the need of the hour.

Materials Upcycled tyre tubes
Upcycled waste and leftover wood
Process The tyre tubes are hand-cleaned and prepared for a variety of shapes and sizes. Waste wood is shaped into thin strips, cleaned and finished for use with tyre tubes. These materials are put together using templates for a final finish into a multipurpose pouch. 

** Please note that the wood is of rescued and discarded materials. It may vary in texture and colour based on available waste materials.

Rs. 660.00

These tool kits are hand-cut and made from discarded tyre tubes. These toolkits can be used for multiple types of tools and use cases like pens, hand tools of appropriate thicknesses. The kit can be rolled up and secured with an elastic that makes it easy to be carried around. The tyre tubes have a long life span and durability. These measure 24 cm X 17 cm in size.

The slots are of varies length to accommodate different thickness of tools. 

 Materials Upcycled discarded tyre tube
A wooden bead from waste wood
Discarded elastics from large scale factories
     
Process Hand-cleaned tyre tubes using soap and coconut oil
Lathe turned wooden bead from waste wood.

* Please note that the tyre tube textures may vary based on available raw materials. 

Rs. 165.00

A beautiful floral pattern gift wrapping paper made out of reusing/up-cycling waste film posters and traditional printing techniques of India, Block printing. Block printing is a hand made the process of printing, which is energy-efficient and eco-friendly. These are three colour prints.

The art of re-using/upcycling waste film posters through the technique of traditional block printing of India. Block printing is one of the oldest forms of handcrafted printing. The process uses human energy extensively as a form of renewable energy source, which makes it energy efficient. And the use of Eco-friendly inks adds to the concept of a sustainable product line. These are two colour prints in a variety of designs. These are averagely sized newspapers measuring 94 cm X 66 cm.

PRODUCT USE
This product can be used in many ways according to ones need. These papers are a perfect design for gift wrapping. They also can be used as laminates instead of fresh fabrics or other materials. They make a beautiful framed wall decoration as well. These beautiful papers can themselves be a gift on their own to inspire and encourage the idea of up-cycling/re-using. Gift a Gift Wrapper

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